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Monday, April 8th, 2013

Rare Undersea Discovery Could Extend

Your Life by 10, 20 or 30 Years

Rare Undersea Discovery Could Extend Your Life by 10, 20 or 30 Years

Humans have made incredible health strides and are living longer lives than ever.  Many of the maladies that struck down our ancestors have for the most part been completely eliminated – everything from tuberculosis, to polio to malaria.

Today, the biggest killers stem as much from our lifestyles as from microscopic bacteria and viruses.  One of the worst of these is heart disease, and specifically high blood pressure. It’s a slow, but efficient killer that robs many people of what should be the last 10, 20 or 30 years of their lives.

Part of the reason that heart disease is so prevalent and intractable is that it often requires massive changes to one’s lifestyle— changes that are not easy to make.  Everything from radically altering ones diet to implementing serious exercise routines.  And while it’s never too late to start, people often realize the true danger only when it’s too late to make the changes and the damage is done.

Now, however, there may be a scientific breakthrough that could have an impact on high blood pressure comparable to penicillin’s ability treat infections or quinine’s effect on malaria.

Scientists are claiming that they have now isolated unusual ingredients in a rare seaweed discovered by fishermen off the coast of Korea that offer incredible health benefits—including the ability to restore blood pressure to normal levels.

Dr. Haengwoo Lee, a renowned biochemist living near Seattle, Washington conducted a massive 15 year, multimillion dollar clinical study on these two ingredients. The first is Seanol, an extremely rare seaweed extract from Ecklonia Cava that’s proven to be 100 times more powerful than any land-based antioxidant. That’s because it stays working in your body for 12 hours, compared to land-based antioxidants that work for 30 minutes.

“Its secret is its make-up of special polyphenol antioxidants that are a whopping 40% lipid (fat) soluble,” Dr. Lee explains. “Unlike nearly all land-based antioxidants that are water soluble, Seanol’s protective compounds can get into things like the fatty tissues of your brain and penetrate all three layers of your cells, including the outside, the oil-based cell membranes, and your DNA.”

Indeed, Seanol is so powerful, it’s the only FDA-approved Ecklonia Cava marine-algae extract in existence.

The second ingredient is Calamarine, a deep-sea omega-3 discovery that delivers 85% more DHA omega-3s to your heart, brain, joints, and eyes. It’s known to combat everything from fatigue and poor memory, to vision problems, joint pain, mood swings and depression.

With that research in mind, Dr. Lee combined Seanol and Calamarine with a high dose of vitamin D to form Marine-D3, the newest supplement in the fight against age-related illnesses and high blood pressure.

According to the CDC, about 1 in 3 U.S. adults has high blood pressure, which increases the risk for heart disease and stroke, the two leading causes of death in the United States. Increasing your omega-3 intake can reduce high blood pressure, and because it’s difficult to get enough omega-3s in foods like fish and nuts, many people turn to supplements.


Henry Sapiecha


Friday, December 3rd, 2010



More than 300 enzymes need magnesium ions in order to be sufficiently produced by the body. The deficiency of magnesium in the human body is associated with serious health conditions like osteoporosis, diabetes, and asthma.  Here is the problem:  in the United States, only around 32 percent of the population meets their magnesium recommended daily needs.

The Wonders of Magnesium

Magnesium is a metallic element and is the third most abundant element in sea water and eleventh in the human body. It is an important element in the process of food manufacturing in plants and the element is one of the most important components of fertilizers. Derivations of the element are also used for medical purposes, such as:

  • Milk of magnesia is a common laxative
  • It also serves as an antacid for people with digestive problems
  • It is also needed to stabilize the excitation of blood vessel spasms like eclampsia.

Magnesium compounds are important in all living creatures. At the ground level of the food chain, plants need magnesium for photosynthesis; magnesium compound is an important component of chlorophyll, the green pigmentation common in the leaves of plants. And the transfer of magnesium to animals and humans primarily starts at the stage of consuming magnesium-bearing plants.

One of the most important functions of magnesium in the body is its facilitation of calcium absorption. The absorption of magnesium, on the other hand, is influenced by the body’s level of fat, phytate, phosphate and protein. Numerous processes in the body need the presence of magnesium. And despite the metallic nature of magnesium, it’s not likely for someone to experience magnesium overdose from natural sources since the body has a natural mechanism for getting rid of excess magnesium from the system. It is filtrated in the kidneys and excreted through the urinary system. And its status as the least bioavailable macronutrient makes it difficult for people to satisfy their magnesium needs. But magnesium supplements are very available in the market and as an over-the-counter drug.

Magnesium against Health Failure in Women

A study conducted by a group of researchers from the Harvard Medical School, Brigham Young University and Women’s Hospital found that the increased daily consumption of foods rich in magnesium can reduce the risk of sudden death due to heart failure in women. Study participants who had the highest intake of magnesium were observed to have a 37 percent lower risk of sudden cardiac death compared to the ones with the lowest magnesium intake. The result of the study was published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

Magnesium’s most apparent health benefit is its protective property against sudden cardiac death. The researchers described this condition as a non-traumatic, unexpected and non-violent death caused by heart failure with at least 6 hours of observable good health.

The popularity of magnesium and its health benefits have increased with numerous new studies being conducted to better define the role of magnesium to promote and maintain better health. Surveys on human nutrition show that a large portion of the population is not meeting their recommended magnesium dietary intake; this being 420 milligrams in men and 320 milligrams in women daily. Rich sources of magnesium includes milk, nuts and grains, starches, meats, leafy vegetables and other greens.

Studies are also being made to determine the adverse effects of magnesium deficiency. The Freedonia Group reported that international demands for minerals and nutrients will cost around $12.6 billion by 2013, an excess of 6 percent from 2009. The report with the title World Nutraceutical Ingredients highlighted the increasing demand for magnesium. The supplements leading the race are resistant maltodextrin fibers, carotenoids, probiotics, isoflavones, soy proteins and psyllium.

Another study conducted by the two researchers from the Brigham Young University found that magnesium is essential in more than 300 biochemical reactions in the body and added that the element has not produced any significant toxicity issues. Renea Beckstrand and Tavia Mathers said that oral supplementation is recommended. The new study supports the previously established protective properties of magnesium against sudden cardiac death in women. The research team led by Stephenie Chiuve evaluated data gathered from the 88,375 women who participated in the Nurses Health Study. The study lasted for 26 years and more than 500 cases of sudden cardiac death were noted by the researcher team. They concluded that high magnesium intake results to a reduced risk of sudden cardiac death.

Health Benefits and Natural Sources of Magnesium

Despite the growing health benefits of magnesium supplements, eating specific types of food can satisfy the body’s daily magnesium needs. The richest sources of magnesium are green vegetables like spinach, cornmeal, barley, sweet potatoes, artichoke, lima beans, broad beans, beet greens, tomatoes, peanuts, oat bran, wheat flour, pumpkin seeds and buckwheat flour.

Consuming dietary products like milk, yoghurt, and butter can also help supply satisfy the body’s magnesium needs. Other rich natural sources of magnesium are sea foods like shrimp, mackerel and tuna.

Magnesium supplements present several health benefits. Here are some of the benefits one can get from consuming magnesium:

  • Magnesium is used to relieve chronic asthma patients by helping promote relaxation of their bronchial muscles and thus promote normal breathing.
  • The intravenous administration of magnesium can also help relieve breathlessness and wheezing.
  • In the absorption of calcium, magnesium is an important element that facilitates calcium absorption and promotes better bone density.
  • Magnesium is also needed by pregnant women to reduce the risk of osteoporosis and increase pain tolerance during labor.
  • Deficiency of magnesium serum in the body has also been linked to the development of diabetes; the mineral improves the cells’ reaction to insulin to better glucose metabolism.
  • Magnesium regulates the levels of zinc, copper, and vitamin D in the body
  • It relieves bladder control problems
  • Magnesium helps prevent eclamptic seizure
  • It relieves constipation
  • Magnesium has also been used in the treatment and management of patients diagnosed with psychiatric disorders. Magnesium-based medications are used to treat patients suffering from anxiety, undue agitations, panic attacks and other psychiatric dysfunctions.
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